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1948 Columbia 5 Star Superb Bicycle

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Great old Columbia in good shape appearance wise but needs some work.

1948 Columbia 5 Star Superb Bicycle

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This is a Vintage 1948 Columbia 5 Star Superb balloon tire bicycle.  This bicycle has not been tuned and will need some mechanical work done before its rideable.  The paint is in decent shape but isn't quite show worthy.  The handlebars and the rims are showing rust and not much chrome.  The wheels are not rideable as is and will need the most work.  Expect to have them rebuilt.  The New Departure model D coaster brake spins well, but doesn't have a snappy stop to it -  it still stops, but not very quickly.  The bars need a rechrome too, but aren't bent and seem original.

*** at some time, the original springer front fork was replaced with a blue 3 star fork.  Also, the front wheel does not match. 

Missing:  tank, rear rack, original fenders, original springer fork, grips, pedals, front wheel and tires.

Original paint is teal with cream accents. 
Headbadge is in good shape.

The downtube decal is in good shape.  Nice touch.

This bicycle was built in 1948.  Headbadge is silver with a red interior, marked with The Westfield Mfg Co on the top.  Serial number starts with M...

Seat Tube - 18"
Top Tube - 23"
Stand-over Height - about 31"

Seatpost - original, good shape
Saddle - large springer saddle, in ok shape with just a few spots in the center of the saddle that are worn through.  The rails, pan, and springs are in good shape
Stem - no chrome
Handlebars - 26" wide cruiser bars, no chrome. non-matching grips, right grip is missing the streamers... bummer.
Crankset - original 1 piece steel crankset, 5 arm skiptooth chainring
Pedals - mismatched worn block pedals, left is a torrinton,
hubs - New Departure Model D coaster brake rear hub, front hub is a schwinn script
rims - original rear dropcenter rim with no chrome and a dent, front is a schwinn middleweight wheel
tires - middleweight tires, not original

Serial #M130716
Reference #29512

Additional Information

Manufacturer Columbia
Color Blue
Country of Origin USA
Used or New Used
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